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Is Taylor Swift on Track for Another Breakup Bump?

Taylor Swift performs at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Photograph by Josh Haner/The New York Times via Redux

Taylor Swift performs at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

If Taylor Swift’s recent split from Conor Kennedy portends anything, it’s another hit. The young songstress, 22, is known to project personal heartache into her songs and lyrics, often with chart-topping results. In the 12 months ended May 1 she earned $57 million, estimates Forbes. Here’s how some of her other songs, rumored on to be based on other high-profile breakups, have performed on Billboard’s Hot 100:

Jake Gyllenhaal
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (#1, Sept. 1, 2012)

John Mayer
I Knew You Were Trouble (#3, Oct. 27, 2012)
Dear John (#54, Nov. 13, 2010)

Taylor Lautner
Back to December (#6, Oct. 30, 2010)

Joe Jonas
Forever & Always (#34, Nov. 14, 2009)
Last Kiss (#71, Nov. 13, 2010)
Better Than Revenge (#56, Nov. 13, 2010)

Wong is an associate editor for Bloomberg Businessweek. Follow her on Twitter @venessawwong.

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